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San Francisco 4, Antonini 4, Sugaya 4, Ms. Yamada 3, Borden 2, Ms. Young 2, Hillis 2, Moore 2, Exploratorium 1, Patio 1, Poderth 1, City 1, Ing 1, Us 1, Keck 1, United States 1, N.y. 1, Sutter 1, Webster 1, Mr. Lindsay 1,
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    November 8, 2012
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neighborhood for 36 years. my parents believed that they were able to be in business for so long because of the good will and support of this neighborhood and community. i am proud of their achievement. our neighborhood is a diverse neighborhood with a culturally rich history. people here are friendly, supportive and welcoming of businesses. many are long-term residents who have lived here for 20, 30 years. in times of need such as during the 1989 earthquake or during heavy storms, the neighbors came together to help one another. we are fortunate to be a member of this community where residents are committed to creating a safe, thriving and respectful environment. when rooster tail restaurant informed us that they were proposing to expand and have an outdoor dining room patio, we became very concerned. since there were noise and
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pre-existing pests and rodent issues in the area. residents had valid concerns about noise, sanitation, and cleanliness. our four-block area is made up of three-fourth residences and one-fourth businesses. because we felt our concerns were not being adequately addressed a petition was started. people who lived on sutter, webster post and fillmore signed an opposition and collect $5 5 signatures. we appreciate rooster tail restaurants support of our concerns, putting up signage, and to hose and clean the outdoor patio nightly and maintain cleanliness. since this past monday i have been informing all the petition signees of these recent changes and inquiring whether they agree to these changes or wish to continue opposing.
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as of today, 26 signees have responded, but there has not been a consensus since some are still opposed. our actions have always been motivated by our sincere wish to protect our neighborhood, our homes, and the quality of life of everyone who lives and does business here. we look forward to working with rooster tail restaurant for the betterment of our neighborhood and community. thank you very much. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment? public comment portion is closed. commissioner antonini. >> yeah, ms. young, are you in agreement with the project sponsor as far as the distances that have been presented in the report? it looks like they're fairly extensive between the patio area, the closest being 85 feet, many of them over 100 feet. >> am i in agreement? >> do you agree with the
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accuracy of that, what we saw? >> i'd say roughly it should be from that radius. i didn't have a map to scale that was presented to me, but based on that, i mean, even going, i guess on a site, there is some distance as far as like the large parking lot, common area. >> right, that's my key point. we have had a number of different patio situations and almost all of them are much closer to adjoining neighbors and these are i would say huge distances, with parking lots in between. and it sounds to me like they've modified their usage to go only to 10 o'clock at night, is that correct? >> yes. just to clarify, with the neighbors came in, [speaker not understood] the restaurant was closed at 10:00 and patrons were outside finishing up, cleaning up, what have you. we are trying to clarify all restaurant operations, everyone
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should basically be out. everything should be closed by then. >> yeah, it sounds like they've agreed to that. and they also have responded from what was presented to the last speaker to concerns about cleaning the area and all those other things. >> yeah. i think between -- from the correspondence or what was provide today me, there is some back and forth and trying to make some concessions, you know. there seems to be some acknowledgment of the concerns, where they're at. they're trying to work together, both parties. >> thank you very much. yeah, i'm also in receipt of quite a few letters of support for this patio, including some from the merchants as well as a lot of individuals. so, based upon those findings, i really don't see any reason why we shouldn't approve this. i'm happy to make a -- see a lot of speakers are going to be speaking first. but i still would make a motion
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to approve and see what everybody else -- >> second. >> i'll just quickly offer some thoughts. i've been there. it's a beautiful restaurant. all the fixtures in there are very nice. the proximity of the complaints i think are far enough away, opens up to a parking lot. this is a former cafe location, right? a restaurant has been in existence there for a number of years. i thank you for agreeing to a 10:00 p.m. closure and no amplified music. i am supportive along with commissioner antonini. commissioner borden. >> yeah, i was just going to pretty much acquiesce the same way and say that i notice that the things itemized that mr. amato discussed are in the motion, the busing and the 10:00 p.m. closure. if that's a parking lot, double parking lot, i would think the parking lot has a potential to
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be noisier. i just wanted to understand, was there -- maybe ms. yamada or someone from golden gate apartments. was there a language issue maybe? i don't know if that was kind of an issue that people didn't -- maybe if you can come up. was there a communication breakdown, i think? yes, there is. there are 72 units in golden gate apartments. the majority of the tenants are korean speakers or chinese speakers. excuse me, those are the primary languages. they received an updated letter on monday. it wasn't enough time. a lot of these people are in their 70s or 80s and that was not enough time to get a translator. ms. yamada was able to find aye translator, but also to ask people if they would be willing to come out.
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* some had doctors appointments and other plans for thursday, so. >> do you think that -- it sounds like for the most part ms. yamada said people who were reached were okay with things. will someone be able to communicate back to the residents after this process so they can understand? well, we have some other residents here. they speak korean and japanese. they don't want to -- >> speak? -- speak. >> i just want you to know your concerns have been heard and embedded in the motion, give you the security there will not be the concerns of the noise, the music, people out too late. it's already been included and addressed. i just wanted to make sure that was communicated. and i guess if you can work with ms. young to make sure that the residents understand that their concerns were heard and that the project sponsor
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has made, you know, arrangements to help alleviate their concerns. i think often sometimes there is a misunderstanding because people can't communicate and then there is fear because when you don't understand it can be very upsetting. so, maybe, ms. young, if you can work with -- i'm sorry, i forget your name. marianne. >> to work with the building and i guess they probably must have translation services there. maybe there is a notice of some sort can go to everyone so they can be aware. >> thank you very much. >> commissioner sugaya. >> yes, i have a question for project sponsor. the west side in the photograph that we have in front of us shows that there is no fence. can you explain that, please? >> it's mainly because the vines haven't grown to that side yet. it is sort of an organic thing. >> i was talking about this side. yes, is there a way to
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switch back to this? yes, that's it, that's the one, and there it is. no,ing we haven't planted anything at this stage. >> i was wondering why isn't it enclosed. >> oh, it will be enclosed. * that was actually right after scrubtionthv. construction. and when the restaurant first opened. we're planning at that area to place planters so that no one can walk. because if you continue up the west side, you're actually in the interstitial area between the wings of the two buildings. we definitely don't want customers going out there. and we will have a pretty solid and heavy planter that is going to prevent anyone from walking through there. and also provide, you know, something more attractive than looking out the other side of the yard. and we're happy to put that in
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the condition if you'd like. >> yeah, i'd be happier if we did that. also, i'd be happier if this fence were solid instead of having -- instead of having it open like this. i think it would help a ten wait the noise. and i would like to add that as a condition also. also, i'd like to note from project sponsor, how do you reconcile your argument that a higher fence, perhaps 8 or 10 feet, would interfere with sunlight and into the patio and now you're proposing to use umbrellas? even under a patio there is still the perception of sunlight and it's not in total shade. we do want some sunlight coming through the umbrellas. it's not going to be an air tight umbrella situation, but we can have two large circular umbrellas. we think that's more effective
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than raising up the wall, so to say, as a way of keeping the noise in. if you raise up a wall, the noise can still flow out the top. we think it makes a lot more sense, it would make the building owner happier. and the owners have incurred quite a bit of expense just through this process, time and energy, and raising up the fence would be a cost issue for them to be honest. >> commissioner moore. >> mr. lindsay, don't we have a restriction or code about height of fence between adjoining properties? i think it has to be at a certain height; is that correct? >> this would be in the required rear yard of this property. >> yes. >> the height is limited to 10 feet. >> since the patio is so small,
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though, i think the ability of having it feel more like part of the sky given the parking lot is behind, a much more desirable patio environment. i also do not believe a solid fence is the right response here because from the parking lot, this looks more like a garden and it should not look like a rear wall of some whatever. so, i think the proper garden treatment of the fence i think is important from the inside as well as from the outside looking back. i thought the presentation was sensitive to the details you have in order to fully respond to the neighbors' concerns. i think the distance from this particular small patio to the affected residents by far exceeds anything we have ever seen because we have rear door patios which are five to seven feet away from the applicants.
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this is like in the range of 100 to 300 plus feet. i do think the communication is a big issue as commissioner borden indicated. and i think i sense that this commission is tending towards approving. the question has already been asked. it would be in the interest of the restaurant owner, all participants, to stay and dialogue and deliver this project in a very positive way to the community. it has all of the ingredients of what we sub poderth, what we feel is right for the neighborhood commercial corridor. so, i think for all of you to bring this over in a positive way would be very essential. >> commissioner hillis. >> i would just echo that. continue to work. it sound like the restaurant owner is working with the neighbors and continue to do that as this is implemented. i would agree the fence as is seems to work especially in that small space. it is fine and i'm supportive. >> commissioner antonini. >> i, too, agree. the only thing i would change
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in my motion, i would be fine with making a contingency with what is already planned to extend that fence with the planter to block that as a possible means of egress if that's okay with the project sponsor. but my motion would remain because the smallest of the patio and the lattice work is fine. with the vines it's going to be pretty impermeable to sound. and i think the height is appropriate given the size of that patio. >> call the question, please. >> may i have the question. >> i'm sorry, commissioner sugaya. >> am i to understand the planting is going to be along the entire length of the fence as well or just at the end? >> being you proposed a planter, it would close the open area. >> is there going to be a fence in back of it or no? >> no, there is no fence planned behind it. >> thank you.
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>> commissioners, the motion and the second before you, adding a condition of approval for a sizeable or substantial planter along the open fenced area, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. >> commissioner hillis? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> no. >> and commission president fong? >> aye. >> so moved, commissioners, that motion passes 5 to 1 with commissioner sugaya voting against. commissioners, that will place you under your final agendized item, public comment. i have no speaker cards. >> is there any public, general public comment? okay, seeing none, the meeting is adjourned. [adjourned]
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>> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues
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its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and
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atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass.
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>> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas.
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both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck
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sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's.
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the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists.
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he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit
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